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presidential debate. >> last night, mitt romney was energetic and on the offensive. meanwhile president obama seemed subdued and played defensive. republican mitt romney may have secured exactly what he needed out of his first presidential debate, a fresh look for undecided voters. >> he laid out the very clear choice and a big choice. that is what this election is about. >> the candidates sparred on the tough issues, taxes, job growth and medicare. >> i would rather have a private plan. i just as soon not have the government, what kind of health care i get. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered the administrative cost then private interest as, which is why seniors are pretty happy with it. and private insurers have it -- have to make a profit. >> even president obama had to a myth that he did well. the debate was one of the most -- had to admit that romney did well. the debate was one of the most substantive. >> will we hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent position? yes, we will do that. >> the obama campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 tri
night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him tonight in virginia. while the president today said some things he was expected to say on the stanl last night. we begin our coverage with andrea mitchell. good evening. >> good evening. the president showed up today armed with attack lines against mitt romney a day late. trying to regain his footing after a rocky debate performance, the president today seemed everything he was not last night. >> the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romn romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. >> mitt romney was greeted with thunderous applause this morning. >> last night, i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see very di
companies rallied after republican mitt romney gave coal a shout out during wednesday night's presidential debate. >>> troubling data paints a bleak picture of market confidence. according to one trade group, investors have pulled some $138 billion of investments and stocks since 2009 while funneling 1 trillion into less risky bonds. >>> overseas today, samsung reported record quarterly profits. >>> facebook is celebrating surpassing 1 billion users this month. >>> meanwhile, social gamer zynga lowered its 2012 outlook for the second time this year. >>> two days after loose seats prompted emergency inspections at american airlines, dozens more flights are being canceled to allow for additional repairs. >>> in california gas prices shot up as much as 30 cents overnight while some station's supplies have dried up entirely thanks to refinery and pipeline problems. >>> meanwhile, in canada 16 trailer loads of stolen maple syrup were escorted back to the warehouse in quebec. a barrel of the sticky commodity costs more than oil. >>> meanwhile, a bitter sweet problem in france where bees were pro
getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what bara
, huntington bank, u.s. bancorp or key. take a romney kicker any day of the week. throughout the night romney repeatedly claimed he was the real friend of small business. even as we know saying something bad about small business has become the new third rail of american politics. this comment is typical. >> there was a survey done of small businesses across the country. said what's been the effect of obamacare on your hiring plans? and three quarters of them said it makes us less likely to hire people. >> all right. let's take him at face value for a moment. small business truly gets a boost if you elect romney, you need some paychex. the company's growth is in the hands of small business expansion. obama bears take note. you might be tempted to short paychex on the democratic victory. but remember, you have to pay that bountiful dividend if you short the stock. along the same lines, romney claimed that obama's policies are causing an increase in the use of food stamps. >> the proof of that is one out of six people in poverty. the proof of that is we've gone from 32 million on food stamps to
of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you can reach tens of millions of people? why isn't it too late to believe that after you announce your running mate, after you have your own convention, that you can restart with the presidential debates? >> absolutely. you'll have tens of millions of people for the very first time, david, really tuning in and paying attention to this race. and also for the first time you're going to have them be able to make a direct side-by-side comparon. remember, at the end of the day, campaigns are about the candidates. and they're going to be able to see the two candidates next to each other, debating each other, and governor romney i know will do a great job on wednesday night laying out
policies that might-- the real romney or his politics that night. >> he did a superb acting job. >> the present pope a little fun at himself at an l.a. concert featuring stars like steve wonder. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i cannot always say the same. [laughter] >> now the pressure is on for the vice-presidential candidates to perform as they go head to head later this week. nd ryan based on thursday night in kentucky. and >> thank you. an amber alert issued in colorado. details on the missing child. a move on the massachusetts firm >> covering the nation, police in central colorado are looking for a break in the search for a missing 10-year-old girl. just a bridge way was reported missing after she failed to show up for school. -- jessica bridgeway. police could not discuss the contents of her bag, only that belong to the girl. firm isachusetts the link to the deadly meningitis outbreak is voluntarily recalling all of its products. at least 91 people have been affected in nine states. at least seven people have died. the steroids were used as injection
, it was a good night for mitt romney. a rare interview with mark zuckerburg. he opens up about a major milestone for his company at his trademark look. the good coming from the vicious bully anding of a school bus monitor. we will catch up with steve irwin's family. >> 6:52. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. >> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- will the presidential and vice- presidential debates have any impact on the way you vote next month? we will post more answers on our website, wbaltv.com. >> is it any better than this time yesterday? >> southbound at 95, the right lane is still closed. keith avenue, an accident wrapping up. fleet street and broadway, watch for closures. down to 18 miles per hour on the west side. that is impacting traffic on 795 south. some delays on 70 in towards 29. here's a quick, live look at traffic. with it right lane closure southbound on caton. this is the north
for their first big debate tomorrow night. president obama and mitt romney are running through full dress rehearsals to hone their talking points. meanwhile, romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great, john elway. the president has the lead in all nine key battleground states, including ohio, which begins early balloting today. >> mitt romney's task is difficult, because he has to redefine himself as well as redefining the erection. >> the first debate -- redefining the election. >> the first debate is scheduled for tomorrow night. coming up, the holiday sales forecast is out. while retailers -- why retailers expect a profit. >> a lot of rain trekking along the east coast. we will talk about how long it will last. stay tuned for the details. plus, a live look of the beltway. a lot of rain out there. a lot of rain out there. number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of mill
.com and send us your pictures. just click on ulocal. >> president obama and mitt romney are hitting in the hotly contested battle ground states after the first time to tell matchup last night. many analysts see romney as the victor, st. president obama needs to work to keep that momentum going. tracing mitchell is in washington. >> the president's team compares the debate to the playoffs. after the game, you evaluate and make adjustments. obama came out in the battleground state of colorado firing and ready for the fight. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this buried spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. -- i met this very spirited fellow who claim to be mitt romney. he did not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney decisions and what he has been saying for the last year. that is because he knows full well that we don't want what he has been selling for the last year. >> it is fun to be here and feel all that energy that you have here. >> the governor was selling his crowd also. >> the government's trickle-down economy is one where he will raise taxes on sma
want to ask around the country and you heard his answers. >> reporter: also thursday night, romney made news on a topic he wasn't asked about during the debate. appearing on fox news he repudiated his earlier comments seemingly writing off 47% of americans. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong, and i -- i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: in wisconsin where the crowds swelled to more than 30,000 thursday, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers concedes the president needs to come back fighting the next two debates and find a sharper way to sell his message. we'll make adjustments, his top strategist said. president obama
night for mitt romney and one you're going to see the president's team have to go back to the drawing board a little bit for the second debate. >> two points here. number one, in 34 separate states voting has already been under way before tonight's event started. number two, for those interesting -- interested in a thorough fact checking of all the withering facts on both sides we heard tonight, that segment will be coming up in just a bit. andrea mitchell is heading up our team working on that. tom brokaw is another member of our team in the arena, in denver. and tom, the conventional wisdom has a way of kind of bubbling up these days during the event. and i imagine one of the plot lines tomorrow will be here's mitt romney, as we said, energized, coming right from the game. he has been in an active, very active campaign heretofore, and the president has been on the job in that realm during this whole time. >> well, governor romney did spend a lot of time preparing for this debate, and it paid off. he had a well-organized narrative. he knew his brief. and this was the candidate that t
of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama accused romney meanwhile of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >>> american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that could come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat lock mechanisms to malfunction. health officials are warning that thousands of people across 23 states could be at risk of contracting fungal meningitis. the rare and deadly strain of the disease has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. at least five people have died from the outbreak and another 35 people across six states have been sickened. >>> a young american man was shot an
as we know was billed as make or break for mitt romney. and by all accounts he made it last night, the clear winner. >> from the start, romney controlled the direction of the debate, aggressively pushing president obama on the economy, job creation, and health care. we're going to talk to top advisers about how their candidates faired just ahead. we're also going to talk with chris matthews who had very strong feelings about the debate. but we want to begin with chuck todd, chief white house correspondent in denver this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beg
on a the momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney is trying to reverse his fortunes in ohio, where he is falling behind. >> we have lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> it is not a plan for our economy or to strengthen the middle class. it is not changed and we will not do it. >> the latest job report, cold hard facts, certain to be the subject of heated debates. the next jobs report comes out four days before the election. >> 6:10. a word of warning before you make a purchase on your smart phone. >> a recall for honda. >> a school bus takes a plunge off a highway overpass. find out what caused this scene when we comeback. >> we have a touch of winter in the seven-day forecast. >> we have the problem in brooklyn we are monitoring and brooklyn we are monitoring and we will >> beautiful shot downtown new the sports museum. hopefully there will be baseball later this weekend. we're hoping the orioles can win tonight. the weather will change. today it will feel like summer time baseball weather. it will feel like football weather on sunday. enjoy this b
: was that the wednesday night massacre or what? did mitt romney catch up and pass obama in one 90-minute performance? will the strong new jobs report help the president to take command? leading from behind? was there some hidden unknown logic to the president's decision to let his challenger wing his way from one position to another? why didn't barack obama force romney to own his record against the auto rescue and against the 47% and against showing his personal taxes. was there a reason obama didn't want 70 million people to know his best case? finally, rematch. will the town hall format of the next debate give barack obama a chance to show greater empathy. and will mitt romney be just as good when people ask the questions? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, abc's sam donaldson, nbc's andrea mitchell, msnbc s.e. cupp and joe klein. the new jobs report gives the obama campaign a much-needed assist after the debacle wednesday night in denver. the debate's closing statements told the tale. the president was down and mitt romney was up. >> you know, four years ago we were goin
night. good evening. >> good evening to you. when president obama and mitt romney step on the stage behind me tomorrow night, it's going to be the first time they've seen each other face to face in nearly five years. to give you a sense of just how crucial his performance is, romney aids brought podiums into his hotel conference room late today to help him simulate the real thing. fueling up for an afternoon study session today. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: he's been practicing 12kizingers to sharp critique the president, may have gotten help from an unlikely ally. vice president joe biden today. >> hugh they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes. >> the romney campaign seized on that comment. arguing the president's policies have hurt the middle class. taking a breather from his preparations outside las vegas today. he visited the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: aides say he's been calling his
. we talked this morning and george is leaning toward governor romney. he was impressed last night but he is still undecided. >> harry smith with the wild and woolly chase for the undecided out there. looked like you had a good time at their house. >> i would happy to go back. >> we should revisit after the election. >>> we have more coming up including the simple question what is the deal with gluten all of a sudden? we'll look at why now. >>> but next, he's worth billions, wears the same t-shirt every day and has his hands full in the big boy role of ceo. tonight matt lauer talks to mark zuckerberg. >> do you think the employees are comfortable to walk right up to you and say, excuse me -- what do they calm you, mark? >> mark. >> are they comfortable to come up and ask you questions? >> no one calls me mr. zuckerberg. [ male announcer ] whether it's kevin's smartphone... mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... or lauren's smartphone... at&t has a plan built to help make families' lives easier. introducing at&t mobile share. one plan lets you share data on up to 10 devices with unlimi
know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and la lackluc kt e railroad president obama, there was new polling when they opened up against the president, the numbers show the race trending, tightening, trending towards romney, at least right now, we begin with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, a romney adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is increasingly confident. he tried to draw a sharp contrast on the issue of national security. with just 29 days to go, following the last debate, the race is quickly tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to frame himself as a steady commander-in-chief, and in what his campaign feels is a major foreign policy speech, accusing president obama of weak leadership. >> i know that president obama hopes for a weaker m
's success, mitt romney kept the heat on the president last night in florida. >> he said, you know, you can't fix washington from the inside. you can only fix it from the outside. we'll give him that chance on november. >> reporter: the romney campaign says it's taken in $12 million in campaign cash. while the obama campaign reported a record monthly haul, $181 million in september, tops for either campaign this year. in his weekly address the president touted another september number, the unexpected drop in the jobless rate. >> friday we learned the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> reporter: and in case you like your politics a bit more tongue-in-cheek -- >> that is how you are preparing, prepping for the rumble with chicken? >> that's right. >> reporter: two tv warriors squared off in their own rhetorical throwdown. john stewart left leading host of "the daily show" and took on bill o'reilly, the conservative host of fox, and what they joke as the battle in the air-conditioned build
for them. >> the obama team insisted it was not the real mitt romney or the policies that night. >> this is dishonest. >> not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> not going to take away from his theatrical performance. he did a superb job. he did everything but learn a tap dance. >> the president poked a little fun at himself at a concert. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> but now the pressure is on for the vice presidential candidates to perform as they go head-to-head later this week. >> vice president biden and representative paul ryan face off thursday night in kentucky. in washington, i'm hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:38, 48 degrees at the airport. smoking can cause lung cancer. it's not so simple how your genes can complicate the connection. >> kids with autism. what it is and how to intervene next in the medical alert. >> tawneytown, close euros in effect on 194. upda >> 5:40. 48 degrees in the maryland science center. cooler in the suburbs. might want to take a heavier jacket with you. frost in the far western suburbs.
obama in gop -- and gop challenger mitt romney will face off in two hours. it is likely the biggest night of the campaign so far. the president gets the first question in a loosely- structured format. weeks of prep are coming down to this with a lot on the line for both candidates. we are live in denver to talk about some of the key talking points tonight. what can we expect to hear? >> we can expect to hear a lot about the economy. half of this debate is dedicated to that issue alone. and also expect other domestic issues, including health care as the role of government. what is unclear is what we will hear about controversies, everything from mitt romney's 47% comment to the video that surfaced just last night about the president talking about race and hurricane katrina. >> going into this debate, what to the numbers look like? >> president obama has an eight- point lead in the battleground state of ohio. he is up, but he is in a statistical dead heat in other critical states like florida and virginia. we will see if tonight moves those numbers. >> month after month after month, b
hopefuls. the first debate is scheduled for wednesday night in denver, colorado. republicans agree to is the best chance mitt romney has to turn his poles around. -- polls around. >> mitt romney will be side by side with president obama. 60 million americans could to an end. -- tune in. they're setting up for the debates in denver, one of mitt romney's biggest backers. >> every time he has been challenged, he has come forward with an outstanding performance. >> mitt romney trails and every battleground state. >> he's got to redefine himself as someone who cares about the average american. he has to show how his policies connect to that caring. he has to show how president obama's policies have not produced a better result than his policies. that is a lot to do in one debate. >> at a rally in nevada last night, president obama denied he is confident. >> governor romney is a good debater. i am just ok. but what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> the candidates -- their campaigns are working harder. of volu
night. >> it kept coming out. the $5 trillion is part of romney's plan and it is king live over 10 years --and it is cumulative over 10 years. >> hallie jackson, thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will the presidential and vice- presidential debates have any impact on the way you vote next month? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> police are investigating a possible kidnapping. a man called 911 reporting a relative was kidnapped. the suspect was demanding money. police found the suspect's car heading to carroll county. officers arrested the suspect and found the victim unharmed in the trunk. jennifer franciotti is live. what are the latest developments? >> police have released the name of the three officers involved. one of those officers has been sued in the past for excessive force. local activists and relatives of anthony anderson raleigh to call for murder charges against three police officers. >> are calling for murder charges. we're calling for these officers to be fi
with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cut
of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney landed in colorado monday night scoring the endorsement of denver broncos football legend john elway. >> what an honor, what a welcome and colorado welcome. thank you so much >> reporter: governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who is going to win? who is going to score the punches? you know, in my view it's not so much winning andalusian or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >> reporter: still playing off the enthusiastic crowd, romney appeared to test out a few new zingers including this one on the keystone oil pipeline halted by the obama administration. >> by the way, i'm going to get that pipeline from canada if i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the
of a rare fungal meningitis. >> mitt romney slammed a the president on foreign policy. reaction from the obama camp coming next. >> players talk about what they need to do to keep last night's disappointing when from -- loss from carrying over. >> the forecast is coming next. 52 at the airport. 56 near the inner harbor. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news at 6:00 p.m. with rob daniels and donna hamilton, your insta-weatherplus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer, sports, and skyteam 11 covering breaking news. >> more people have been infected with a deadly fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections. five cases in maryland. the total number has soared to 105 of people second and the number of deaths is at 8. the tainted steroids were used in injection's given to back pain patients july through september. the massachusetts pharmacy has recalled all its products. health officials say 76 medical facilities in 23 states receive the contaminated injections. for complete list, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com and click on medical alert. new p
. >>> to politics where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of the three debates that they will have starting tomorrow night in denver. republicans are hoping it will be a game changer for their nominee who right now trails the president in every battleground state. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with all of those details. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. for both campaigns this debate brings both challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down votes. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this count
. there was a shooting on friday night. police say rickey freeman faces attempted first-degree murder charges for that shooting. no update on the victim's condition. >> president obama and mitt romney are getting in some last- minute practice before they go head-to-head on wednesday night. hallie jackson joins us live with more on what the debate means for both sides. good morning. >> good morning. both candidates are working to lower expectations for themselves. they are talking up the other guy. momentum is shifting towards president obama in some key swing states. this could have a big impact on mitt romney. the debate focusing on domestic policy. mitt romney holds a rally tonight in denver. president obama is getting ready in nevada today and tomorrow and flies to colorado on wednesday. >> the vice presidential candidates have their own debate. >> we're seeing both candidates talking up the other guy. biden talks about how paul ryan is so good. paul ryan saying that biden is witty. you are seeing the same game being played as they go head-to- head next week in kentucky. >> interesting str
'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>> also coming up,
. >> this president is serious about substance and is wondering whether it is that mitt romney went with his substance. i had a white board last night. i should have brought it. there is a $4. trillion in revenue. you cut according to mitt romney's own plan there's a 20% rate reduction from the bush tax cuts. we'll end the estate tax. we're going to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%. you cannot sit here, mr. speaker, or anybody can't sit here and say, that doesn't require a reduction in the amount of revenue by 4.8 trillion. this is math. >> i'll say it right now. >> moderates, liberals, everybody says here is the problem. you guys won't give him any credit for closing loopholes because like you guys he won't name the loopholes. why? you'll attack him for doing it. >> this is important. >> if there is substance -- you keep bringing up substance. let me hear some obama substance. your substance is to attack romney. that's the whole campaign. where was the president's vision? if he had a couple of sharp ideas, he would have had a better debate. >> the president talked about his health care plan
at a high school -- a 17-year-old. after days of spin, the big night is here. the first presidential debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney is creating memorable moments. you can watch the debate right here on wbal-tv 11 at 9:00 p.m. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a few new problems. fog is an issue. we have an accident at pulaski highway. take 95 come that might be a better route. 95 starting to see some delays out of the white marsh area. there is an accident on the west side at edmondson avenue. a reported accident just prior to 895. watch for delays because of a crash clearing in pasadena. so far so good on 97. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 295 and it is showing some delays. southbound backed up towards 32. this is wilkins avenue. you'll find the have is delays prior to edmondson and prior to 895. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live and talking about a great way to get involved with children's artwork. good morning. >> i am sure you
, mitt romney gets personal and big bird breaks his silence on snl. >>> danger zone? on this football night in america, a growing fight off the field. kids caught in the middle. >>> and american classics. once the heart of millions of homes, the new efforts to give a lot of old castaways new life. >>> good evening. there may very well be more than just frost on the pumpkin where you are tonight. we start this evening with a cold blast. a dramatic and practically overnight temperature swing has turned what had been an exceptionally mild fall for most of the country into a big chill that tonight is gripping roughly two-thirds of the nation. scores of low temperature records have been broken over the last 24 hours as the mercury went from the 70s and 80s in many places down into the 30s and 40s, even below freezing. we'll get the outlook for the week ahead in a moment, but we start with nbc's michelle fra frandsen here in new york. michelle, good evening. >> good evening, lester. this freeze warning has brought a snap not only here in new york but to a good bit of the country. an arctic
>>> on this saturday night, one month to go. a wild week in the race for the white house, renewed momentum for the romney campaign and news tonight about a record fall for the president. >>> all-time high. gas now the most expensive ever in california. why folks in the nation's biggest state are paying the price. >>> freeze warning. after a summer like start to october, now the big chill. >>> sign of the times, kids packing the cafeteria, but not just for lunch. why more and more schools are now serving dinner. >>> and a tangled mess on one of the most congested highways in america, drivers can't believe it. a massive project brought to a grinding halt by the itsy-bitsy spider. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "fightly news" with lester holt. >> one month from today we'll be coming on the air counting down to the poll closings. the month to go mark in a race that's taken potential game changing twist this week. mitt romney's strong debate performance and yesterday's timely drop in the nation's unemployment rate. these are critical days on every level f
the world series. mitt romney, behind in all battleground polls for the last three weeks, now has the most to gain from a game-changing night. and the most to lose if he doesn't turn it around. as the candidates head to debate camp, rolling up their sleeves, getting down to work, each claims to be the underdog. >> governor romney, he's -- he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he plays, barack obama, he plays them well, too. i hate to tell you. >> reporter: mitt romney practicing with ohio senator rob portman looks like he's been getting a workout. the president sparring with john kerry, even chose a key suburb in nevada, a battleground state, for his practice session. neither candidate is known as a great debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites, and can be patronizing. >> you're likeable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: romney, say advisers, can come off as out of touch with average voters. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: in the 52 years since the debates were first fell viced the first rule is appearances should
night on cnbc, not just because it's the first debate for romney and obama. it's because here on "mad money," it's wednesday. what do we play on wednesdays? you've got it. time to see about your port o portfolios are protected. time to play "am i diversified?." this is where you call me, you tell me your top five holdings and i tell you whether you need to diversify. we've gotten inundated with tweets. we have to go to them. this is from dimas720. i think i know a dmas who writes am i diversified, altria, trokter and gamble can, conoco phillips, big california boo-yah. mike dimas is from summit new jersey. procter & gamble, uh-oh, pepsi, consumer products company. altria, there's a match game thing going on there. conoco phillips, new york community, high yielding financial. keep altria. between pepsi and procter, keep pepsi. proctor is a work in progress although mr. mcdonald is doing much better. we're going to put in yes, a health care company. at this point i'm going a little aggressive. go celgene. let's go to ed in new york, please. ed? >> caller: hey. >> hey. modern portfolio.
the work force, more americans are getting jobs. >> but romney hasn't ceded ground, last night attacking the president for what he calls failed policy that is stifle growth. >> the participation of our adults in the workforce were the same at the time he was elected, our unemployment rate would be 11%. >> $181 million funds raised by the obama in september. with romney collecting more than $12 million following the debate. >> both sides will have a tremendous amount of money down the final stretch of this campaign, particularly that obama $1 81 million, allowing them potentially to compete one-on-one with the republican money. >> romney facing lingering questions about recent assertions. >> pre-existing conditions are faced under my plan. >> including his medical plan would cover those who already have medical problems. it was clarified that that would be left up to states. >> governor romney was fact checked by his own campaign. >> to counter efforts to frame the republican nominee an out-of-touch executive, romney talked more about his own story, including his friendship with a teenage
in ohio. now mr. obama wants to protect that lead with what supporters had hoped to see wednesday night, a mocking assault on mitt romney. >> when he was asked how he would actually cut spending and reduce the deficit, he said he'd go after funding for public television. elmo, you better make a run for it. >> reporter: on the stump in virginia, romney says the jobless numbers don't tell the whole story. too many workers, he says, have simply stopped looking. >> when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down, not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force, but because we're creating more jobs. >> reporter: with the unexpected drop, some saw a conspiracy. former general electric chairman jack welch seemed to accuse the obama campaign of cooking the books, tweeting unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change numberns. later on "hardball", welch admitted he has no evidence to back that up, but he remained defiant. >> i don't want to take back one word in that tweet. it seems coincidental
around. you can share your pictures with us today. just a few hours, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first time on the presidential debate stage. >> hallie jackson has a preview. >> after weeks of debate prep and days of spin, the big night is here. it could make a difference. >> secure our borders -- >> we are going through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. >> president obama is fighting to stay in office. >> they are practicing being pointed but respectful. >> mitt romney looking to br eae new life into his campaign. >> it will be a big stage. more than 50 million people tune in for the first obama-mccain face-off. keeping a close eye on the candidates, fact checkers. >> somebody said we should do in a debate is be on stage and if a candidate lies, i should come on stage and slap them in the face. >> it takes will longer. a fallstaff will work throughout the night to see who is telling the truth. many folks will not listen to 90 minutes of this debate but they will listen to 3 or four sound bites that are the best. >> a new poll shows abou
will be. >> i called last night to apologize. >> reporter: the u.s. and canada face off in just two weeks, in calgary. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >>> up next here tonight, mitt romney calls out big bird before a national viewing audience, and pbs nation goes on the defensive. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ how do you help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. i knew it'd be tough on our retirement savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to tak
is dismissing the planned romney remarks calling the republican a quote unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. meantime, an infusion of cash for president obama came in sunday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in california. joking about his lackluster debate performance last week the president quipped that unlike the hollywood a-listeners the room he doesn't always perform flawlessly. >>> voters in venezuela have re-elected socialist president hugo chavez for another six-year term. he's a longtime critic of washington. he defeated opposite leader henrique capriles amid growing frustration of crime, corruption and power outages. venezuela has the largest crude oil reserves. >>> at least 20 new cases of fungal meningitis occurs as the deadly outbreak linked to steroid injection spreads to nine states and 91 people are now infected as the new england company that produced the injections widens the recall. the steroid is frequently used to treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs from the affected facility. >>> a mixed report on the state of
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